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an undercover fbi agent kept close tabs on him as posing as a taliban operative. as part of his plan he first wanted to bomb the san francisco federal reserve. then he decided that was too secure so he chose the open bank of america site. according to the fbi, five gallon buckets like this one filled with chemicals would have been the basic pieces of the bomb. agents say he also purchased cell phones and other items to be used in a triggering device. the plan was to drive the bomb with its components packed aboard an s.u.v. and detonate it in a spot to bring down the entire bank of america building. it's a plot the customers were clearly shocked to here about. >> wow. seriously? >> the fbi said the man tried making contact with a taliban operative shortly after getting out of jail on an illegal firearms charge. he was arrested at his father's san jose home. that was in 2011. according to court documents he lived in an rv that he often parked on the front driveway. his father would not let him into the home alone in order to safeguard his younger children because of his son's history of drug u
to trigger a civil war with help from the taliban. the plot hinged on the plan to blow up an oakland bank. what the suspect didn't know he was working with the feds the whole time. kpix reporter linda yee has the story the details. >> reporter: the target was this bank of america branch near the oakland airport. domestic terrorist suspect matthew llaneza who lives in san jose told the fbi he wanted to blow it up an act of violent jihad he hope would create a government crackdown leading to civil war. so met with a man he thought it was connected to the taliban and the mujahideen in afghanistan. it turned out he was an undercover fbi agent. the suspect brought the undercover agent here where they could do a little surveillance. the suspect pointed out some of the support beams where they could possibly park that car bomb and when it detonated, it would bring down this entire bank. and according to the criminal complaint, llaneza told the fbi agent he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. bank customers today were shocked to hear about the plot.
spent weeks building the phony bomb with a man he thought was a taliban operative who was, in fact, an fbi agent. tenants in the bank building were stunned. >> scary and amazing people behype the scenes are doing that stuff. and we always -- behind-the- scenes are doing that stuff. we always count on it happening to someone else. >> reporter: he converted to islam and he wanted to honor ala. >>> the department of justice says that he hoped the car bomb would trigger a right wing uprising in america and civil war. instead he is charged with attempted mass destruction. he has a criminal history one that includes a previous run in with the law. >> reporter: today's charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction was not his first encounter with the law enforcement. in april, 2011, the authorities arrested him while living in his rv outside of his father's home in san jose. santa clara prosecutors say his family asked for a mental health check and the police found a rifle with ammunition that he brought with him when he moved from arizona to san jose. he had an unusual intere
outside of a bank of america branch and flee to afghanistan to train with the taliban. he was arrested on friday. >>> police say an officer shot by a suspect last night is home from the hospital. authorities released a picture of the gunman today. police say he is 30 years old. authorities say he fired at two police officers at 11:30 p.m. last night as they were chasing him. one of the officers was hit. investigators say the officer's body armor kept the injuries from being more serious. he was wounded when the officers returned fire. at this point he is still in the hospital. >>> authorities in southern california identified a deputied killed yesterday near big bear. >> our department is grieving from this event. it is just a terrell deal -- terrible deal. >> the say they were ambushed by chris dorner as he tried to allude capture yesterday. the fire was started by the heat of tear gas canisters. >> i can tell you it was not on purpose. we didn't intentionally burn down the cabin. >> authorities say they believe the body found in the cabin is that of former los angeles police departme
, llaneza wanted to go to afghanistan to train taliban fighters right after this bank attack. instead he faces life in prison for attempted use of a weapons of mass destruction. his public defender today declined comment on the case, but llaneza is due back in court next wednesday. reporting live in san jose, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, stephanie. the criminal complaint against llaneza claims his goal was to trigger a government crackdown followed by a right-wing attack, and eventually a civil war. our coverage continues the story on nbcbayarea.com. all you need to do is search fbi complaint and you can read the entire affidavit online. >>> we have new details on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents unsealed today reveal how ravi kumra was killed during a deadly home invasion at his monte sereno estate the suspects used packaging tape to blindfold and gag consume rachlt the suspects also tied the male victim's hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the case. police say kumra frequently hir
an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the satellite and radar, notice the jet stream, the storm track to the north we are starting to see that offshore wind develop, and that will bring us warmer weather headed through today and especially tomorrow and friday. we starting off with a little bit of fog, a few clouds near the cost trying to push into san francisco, and mid-30's inland, and low 40's around the bay and coast through 7:00, and in t
was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
with the taliban. is that a fantasy or is that something he truly believed? so those issues will be critical. >> reporter: now that undercover fbi agent is with the south bay joint terrorism task force in san jose. he is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shor
will appear firm court today. the 28-year-old suspect is a taliban sympathizer would planned to destroy the bank of america. he was arrested after he tried to detonate a bomb in a car parked at the bank. investigators say an undercover f.b.i. agent helped design something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates and his former attorney question whether he was capable of the plot on his own. they say he has a documented mental illness which will make him incapable of plotting the attack without help. >> president obama will sign an executive order to protect computer them works from cyber attacks, the most comprehensive plan yet including the developing of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowi
airport. matthew thought he was working with the taliban to carry out the attack, but in fact an undercover fbi agent. he was arrested as he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb. >> it's surreal, you know. this is as real as you're going to get for something that comes that close to home. >> according to yesterday's federal complaint, he told the undercover agent that he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. he allegedly loaded what he thought was a powerful mixture into the back of the suv and brought two cell phones to be used as a detonator and a trigger. but in reality again, luckily there was no bomb. >>> a walnut creek steak house has reopened after diners and employees came down with a neurovirus last week. flemings was shut down on wednesday after county health officials got two separate complaints. two diners and several employees became sick with the neurovirus, which is awful, causing diarrhea and vomiting. they reopened after hours of deep cleaning. they heard waiters talking about the outbreak. >> i didn't hear
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branch by triggering a bomb with a cell phone but it was an under cover fbi agent posing as a taliban agent who helped him build the explosive that didn't work. >> pass by the house and i saw a lot of police and cars, lot of things going on. >> reporter: you had no idea he lived aaron the corner? >> no. that was scary. >> reporter: he was arrested in 2011 court documents show the laid off window washer went by a muslim name and was treated for mental illnesses. if convicted on the charge he could be sentenced to life. >> all right. it's 7:10 and just a couple minutes ago we showed you the fans waiting outside at&t park. >> baseball season is here. >> looked cold. >> is it going to warm up for them? >> at least we have the sun. the sun is now up. we will see the temperatures start to creep. it'll still be a cool day but warmer than yesterday. a minor warm up in time for the weekend under dry sunny conditions giving you a a look there at that golden sun. good morning to you as we head out this morning it's a cold one. temperatures slipping back to the 30s. take a look at walnut c
and music was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how
support for the taliban. he hoped the bombing would be blamed on anti-government activists and somehow spark a civil war. she expected back in court on wednesday. >>> a parolee who managed to escape from san jose police on wednesday is back in custody this morning. officers found anthony sanchez sleeping inside a stolen truck in san jose about 11:30 thursday night. police say he escaped from officers after being arrested on hillsdale avenue on wednesday. he was able to slip his handcuffs to the front of his body and then took off in a police van. he is now facing auto theft, burglary and drug charges. >>> coming up this morning on "today in the bay," giants fans, are you ready? baseball season almost here, and later this morning, thousands talking thousands, of people will flood the field at at&t park for giants fanfest. one giant star fans may not recognize. that story, plus, more of the morning's top stories coming up on "today in the bay" at 7:00. another local news update for you in just about 30 minutes. so you can see us again at 5:56. for now, it's back to the "today" show. >>>
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